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Initial Flight Tests Of Experimental Fighter And Research Aircraft




"Summary: Reel 1: XF-84 -- Scenes at Muroc Air Force Base.
1) F-84 stationary near hangar area.
2) F-84 taxiing.
3) F-84 taking off.
4) AS F-84 banking off to left. XF-85.
5) Several ground shots of the XF-85 stationary.
6) CS Pilot putting wings up into position, B-29 in bg (Scenes taken at Muroc). 7) Good coverage of the XF-85 being moved down into pit for loading into B-29. 8) Good coverage of hoisting of the XF-85 out of the loading pit into bomb bay of B-29. 9) LS B-29 taxiing at Muroc, XF-85 in bomb bays -- hangars in bg.
10) LS Pan L to R, B-29 take-off, XF- 85 attached to bomb bay.
11) AS B-29 in flight, XF-85 hanging from launching apparatus.
12) Excellent shots of the XF-85 being dropped from the B-29.
13) ADS XF-85 in flight.
14) Excellent shots of the XF-85 in flight.
15) ACS XF-85 maneuvers into position to hook back on to the B-29.
16) Good coverage of aerial hookup between XF-85 and B-29.
17) XF-85 moves up into position -- accident happens, the XF-85 plummets downwards.
18) ADS XF-85 in flight.
19) ADS Crashed XF-85.
20) GS Showing demolished cockpit of the XF-85.
21) ADS Fire trucks, crash crews, near XF-85.
22) A. Single B-29 in flight with XF-85 attached to the undercarriage.
23) ACS XF-85 maneuvers into position for aerial hookup with B-29.
24) Good coverage on the hookup.
25) ACS XF-25 being pulled up into bomb bay of B-29.
26) LS Pan R to L: B-29 landing, XF-85 in bomb bays. XF-86.
27) Good ground coverage, all angles, XF-86 stationary at Muroc.
28) LS Pan L to R: XF-86 take off at Muroc.
29) A. single XF-86 in flight, gear down.
30) LS L to R: XF-86 approaching for landing and landing. XF-87.
31) High-angle shots, XF-87 turn tests showing pilot and co-pilot in cockpit.
32) LS R to L XF-87 take-off at Muroc.
33) A. single XF-87.
34) LS XF-87 landing at Muroc [Quality: Good].

Reel 2: XF-88.
1) GS Muroc, showing the XF-88 taxiing near hangars.
2) LS Pan L to R, XF-88 take off.
3) A. single XF-88, gear down.
4) XF-88 retracting gear.
5) LS L to R XF-88 approaches for landing and landing at Muroc. XF-89.
6) CS Tug pulling the XF-89 at Muroc.
7) LS L to R, XF-89 taking off.
8) A. single XF-89 in flight with gear down.
9) LS, L to R, XF-89 approach for landing and landing at Muroc. XF-90.
10) Several ground shots, XF-90 stationary at Muroc.
11) Excellent shots, R to L, of XF-90 and F-80 take off at the same time.
12) XF-90 smoke trails.
13) A. single XF-90.
14) LS R to L, XF-90 approach for landing and landing at Muroc. XF-91.
15) Several ground shots of XF-91 stationary.
16) PS R to L of XF-91 take off.
17) A. single XF-91.
18) PS R to L of XF-91 approach for landing and landing at Muroc.
19) Stationary shot, XF-92A at Muroc.
20) PS R to L XF-92A take off.
21) A. single XF-92.
22) A. single XF-92 with gear down.
23) LS R to L, XF-92A approach for landing and landing at Muroc. X-1.
24) GS X-1 engines start.
25) X-1 starts down runway for take off. Camera follows X-1 to take off in far bg.
26) LS Camera pans with X-1 as it takes off at Muroc.
27) LS L to R/X-1 approach for landing and landing Muroc. X-4.
28) Several stationary shots, X-4 at Muroc.
29) PS, R to L X-4 taking off.
30) A X-4 and F-80 in flight.
31) A. single X-4 in flight.
32) LS X-4 taxiing. Good"
National Archives Identifier: 65009


Run time 10 minutes 50 seconds
Producer United States. Department of the Air Force
Audio/Visual silent, black & white
Language English

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